When I asked Totoro if he comes and visits his people he said from heaven,
“Yes, I come to be in the house with them. I sleep with mom and grandma. I also hang out with Akira (other cat in house) when she needs company.
Mom I want you to know here in heaven it is like a comfortable room filled with pillows and tunnels to hide and take me to other places.
The tunnels take me to places where I can see cats that need homes. I match the cats up with people. I try to make sure I give strong people difficult cats and frail people easy cats.
Mom I want to thank you for all that you have done for me. I know that watching me get more sick was hard on you. I always felt loved in your compassionate eyes. Mom, thank you.”
*mom is his person.
It amazes me everyday how complex our spirits are and how we live on after death. Many animals have a job in heaven. It is comforting to me to know that Totoro is watching over some of the homeless cats on earth.